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Murder in Mosul: trial date Feb. 19

Navy Capt. Aaron Rugh, the judge in the court-martial of Chief Petty Officer Edward R. Gallagher, 39, dismissed two of the charges against the SEAL — one related to his reenlistment next to the body of a slain teenage Islamic … Continue reading

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Nissour Square Massacre: Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder

The U.S, attorney’s office announced that a jury has found Nicholas Slatten, 35, guilty of first-degree murder for his role in what became one of the U.S. military’s lowest points in the Iraq War. It was the third time since … Continue reading

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IS growing again in Iraq

IS insurgency had been particularly sustained in disputed territories, with the number of attacks more than doubling in Kirkuk province from 2017 to 2018. The vast disputed area, consisting of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Saladin and Diyala provinces, has been … Continue reading

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New recording from Abu Bakr Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first purported speech in nearly a year, has called on followers to fight on despite recent defeats, according to an audio recording posted on the group’s media outlet. Baghdadi is now believed to be hiding … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s lawyer re death of four of its contractors

C. Allen Foster, Scalia’s unnamed friend on his final hunting trip, represented the company formerly known as Blackwater in a case arising out of the death of four of its contractors during the American occupation of Iraq.   [February 25 2016]   … Continue reading

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Libyan Benghazi air force hits Matiga airport, Tarhouna

Saqer al-Joroushi, a Libyan air force commander, said on March 21 that the official government hit Tripoli’s Matiga airport and a military camp used by the rival Libya Dawn group. War planes belonging to the country’s internationally-recognized government attacked Tarhouna, … Continue reading

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Blimps in Iraq anchored near outposts for eye-in-the-sky surveillance, now transferred to Iraqis

“Additional surveillance equipment used successfully overseas, such as aerostats” could at large reaches of the Mexican border. Three companies have blimps in the border trials: Lockheed, the largest U.S. contractor, No. 4 Raytheon Co. and closely held Technology & Supply … Continue reading

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